Most difficult Highers?
Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:04 PM
Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:18 PM
In 2005 Music again had the highest pass rate for a subject with >1,000 candidates (again 93% of candidates passed).
Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:25 PM
I suppose it's not surprising that English has a lower percentage of people passing since a lot of people take it because they need it to get into university, not because they like it or are good at it.
I still don't think it's as difficult as some other Highers, though!
Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:28 PM
Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:10 PM
I work as a tutor for students doing their standard grades and highers, and I would say 70% of my work is trying to persuade these students that its just a mental block, helping them overcome this and motivate them to do more than 10mins studying a week.
Some subjects have high drop out rates because there is such a jump from standard grade to higher. I think this is a big problem in the Scottish education system and think its a better idea where more schools are switching to Int1 and Int2 instead of standard grades.
I failed my Higher English prelim because I had no interest in it and had convinced myself that it was hard and I was rubbish at it. My teacher gave me a good talking to, told me I didn't need to be interested in it, just work my ass off. So I did and I got an A in the final exam.
Posted 27 February 2006 - 04:46 PM
Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:40 PM
I have this thing where I find stuff easy once I've done it a while ago.
I failed english half because I didn't revise enough, and secondly because I hadn't been able to stand back and look at it objectively. Now I can do that, since I'm re-taking it. It seems much more formulaic now. It's a bad testing system in english - the whole exam can fail you, even if you are good at an unassessed part of english... tut tut. The creative writing well deserves to be part of the final grade.
Anyway, my point being that I find all subjects much more tricky when I'm doing the coursework, or have done it recently. That is why I hate doing the hardest cousework last.
Posted 14 March 2006 - 11:32 PM
Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:23 AM
If i am not here i am somewhere else
Posted 15 March 2006 - 10:56 AM
but lucky for you there is no creative writing that is accessed in the higher exams (well it was when i sat it 2 years ago)
is there not a creative writing NAB?
im not too sure, as im not doing english this year, but i think there is
Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:11 AM
The three NABS are on close reading, textual analysis and personal study.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 08:44 AM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:13 AM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:51 PM
Posted 26 March 2006 - 05:42 PM
Maths isn't too bad, I did some work before the prelim and most of it clicked and now I've done all the nabs (nab 3 lat week, nab 2 the week before) it's seeming a lot more straight foreward.And we have all the time left til the exams for revising in class.
Physics isn't too bad as long as I don't think about it too much. I barely understand a word in class but by the next week I normally have an idea of what it was about, even if I can't remember the formulas.
Posted 09 April 2006 - 12:11 AM
Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:44 PM
Chem is KILLING me this year....Ive failed the prelim and there is NO WAY I am goign to pass the final!
I knew someone who failed their prelim badly then got an A on their exam
So you can turn things around if your prepared to put in the work
Be optomistic and fingers crossed you'll do better than you thought!
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